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Old 07-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default What's the most extreme conditions you've brewed in?

I just checked the weather for Sunday brewday here in Phoenix:

Sunny, high 115.

What's the most extreme conditions you've brewed in?

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Old 07-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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I once brewed without drinking any beer. *Shudder*

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Old 07-09-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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I totally brewed while skydiving. You have no idea how hard it is to keep a propane burner lit and wort in the pot at terminal velocity.

Not really of course. Just sounded "extreme".

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I think the hottest its been when brewing (at least outside, probably a bit warmer inside the garage) was around 105 and the coldest was about 28. The cold is harder than the hot since I have to worry about the garden hose freezing. The first cold day it froze between filling and chilling so I had to take it inside to thaw out. Now whenever I brew in freezing weather I bring my water from inside and only use the hose for chilling

Really wish I had running water in the garage

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Old 07-09-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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Wife nagging, toddler on a rampage, no beer in the house, and all the neighbors asking "whats cooking". Temps were 90's and the humidity was so high you could see clouds form above the ground. Took twice as long to boil off half the needed volume to hit target gravity.

It was brutal and is why I resorted to taking off from work to brew.

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Old 07-09-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
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I think it drizzled one day when I was brewing. And another day was like 85? Terrible.

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I just checked the weather for Sunday brewday here in Phoenix:

Sunny, high 115.

What's the most extreme conditions you've brewed in?
I feel your pain... this weekend is going to be brutal.
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I think it drizzled one day when I was brewing. And another day was like 85? Terrible.
Bastard San Diegon. San Deigan?
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When our club did the barrel brew last June, temps peaked at 125 in the garage.

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